Hello everyone! here to talk about the Watchdogs Single Player review because for some reason I can’t do much on connecting to the online portion of things, something about NAT settings… I will fix that later lol.
So I will break this review into a few parts to get my point across. Scoring from 1-5, 5 being Epic 1 Being Horrible.
- Randomness (Yes… Randomness)
The gameplay is pretty decent… doesn’t feel crazy really. Almost familiar with games like Gears of War and Splinter Cell imo as far as the shooting mechanics of this game goes. Weapon wise you get a pretty decent arsenal of randomness to carry with you at all times cept for a random mission where the cliche “YOU LOSE EVERYTHING” and have to play the game naked happens lol. The driving in this game is somewhat close to Grid if you played that for a bit, the rough driving randomness that you really got to get use to in time. Before I knew it, I was able to drive around with fewer crashes then usual. The skill set they give you basically reminds me of the skilltree element in RPGS. Some of them can be game changing in a sense of how you play like the hacking skill tree set. Others help out with guns and battery life for your phone skills that you can pull off on the go.
The story is pretty decent but it’s not no FF7 imo. FF7 was pretty serious with the plot to a point to make you feel for a character. This game didn’t really deliver it much even towards a certain point in the story… You kinda felt bland about the characters from time to time. The way the story goes through in the acts is a bit confusing at first because all the people who are involved in the whole situation and leaves you questioning if your really doing the right thing as the character… The ending for it… you might be a bit disappointed but leave your opinion here on the comments lol.
The game itself presents itself in an interesting way. The title you only really hear once through out the game but the character Aiden Pierce is pretty much your Batman/Dexter mix according to one of the reviews that I read. Which is basically 100% true lol. From the gadgets you use to the things you can pull off… even with the way kills go through. The game did pretty decent on delivery. The city is pretty decently sized and the graphics for this game look nice. I questioned the way the detail on some of the character faces looked but then again I was on PS4 doing my randomness. The clothing that our Vigilante had… Aiden Pierce was pretty epic imo also you can change it up at the clothing shop for different colors and somewhat different looks. Over all the game looked pretty good.
One thing I love about gaming is the randomness it delivers… from time to time you really have to dive into a game in order to figure out what is really crazy. Ok you got your shooting and driving like a wild crazy racer… It’s all good but I will tell you imo what was absolutely random… THE HACKING! The hacking tool was pretty amazing and in all honesty a huge twist to games out there. To be able to control the majority of electronics and taking out cops or fixers with roadblocks or spikes… confusing traffics for take downs. It was all amazing. The thing that got me speechless was the way at random… a player from any where in the nation or world… (dont know how far this goes) can actually jump into your game (yes an actual human being playing Watchdogs) and hack your phone. Its weird how it happens but in purple letters and randomness it pretty much says your being invaded. You have a certain amount of time to actually find this player and take him or her out. Thing is you have to use your profiling skill with your phone to find this person. Once you do you actually have to kill them if not they can escape and still manage to semi win. Assuming a full win would be actually hacking the other player. To me this was absolutely random because while your strolling about trying to grab bank accounts from NPCS you can get a bounty on your head and a player can now join your game at random to claim it. So be careful players… its crazy on watchdogs even in singleplayer. Also they have a mode where a player has “digital trips” Which leads to you being in a spider tank… try that out… I had too much fun with that mode…
Conclusion: Pretty Decent aka 4
If your wondering “Should I get this game now?” I say yes… Its pretty decent and a solid game at that. The online portion of it I can’t really speak of but then again actual players can invade your game and hack you. So if your into the randomness and action of a decent shooter done well. This might be the game for you. A friend of mine was wondering about the Co-Op randomness of this. Well I havent seen anything solid about co-op playing. Pretty sure they do not have co op campaign. But you can race each other online and free roam randomness.. If you want the game to play with others this is def not the game you want… Invest in Destiny or keep to COD and Battlefield. Maybe even Killzone Shadow Fall with the new horde mode might have some pull.